Today we’d like to introduce you to Caitlin Fore.
Hi Caitlin, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’m the editor of Sophisticaited.com and wardrobe stylist at C4 Styling and gold leaf abstract painter at Sophisticated Art on Etsy. I primarily focus on having fun with fashion, lifestyle and sharing my family life in KC. My wardrobe styling company was started from the interest and need of my styling help, from companies and women who identified with my style from my blog. I work to create wardrobe for my clients to live their best lives in. I believe that we should all love the clothes we own, and fun with them too! I love to share different ways to wear closet staples. As I want to share style that is attainable but still fun. I’ve painted for years, but from the birth of covid life, I just started painting for real again and LOVE it so much.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There definitely have been struggles, but I love where it’s brought me. I’ve learned so many lessons from each of my clients. I’ve learned that I can deliver, even in hard circumstances. I can work super hard to make sure my clients get the shots they need for their businesses. I am a three wings two on the ennegram scale, and that is more or less my battle cry. The styling business has definitely taught me where my boundaries are and aren’t. Each experience has shown me what I like, dislike, love and what part is just hard work for me. So I align and focus on the flow from love and the likes, and then do the things that feel hard when I’m in a mind space to concur it well. Focus on the good and the good gets better – from whatever song that is. I feel it.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a wardrobe stylist, painter, blogger, mother and human. I love it all. I love being a stylist and getting to help others feel better each day, just by dressing up as the person they truly are. I work really hard to ensure that I identify my client’s individual styles based on their current wardrobe, edit away pieces that aren’t serving their current lifestyle, and identify the items they need to grow the wardrobe they have. As I do believe we all inherently do have a personal style and it’s my job to enhance that. Not push my style onto others. I want my clients to feel proud about what they have and grow it. My proudest moment – during each styling consult – is at the end, when they tell me that they “Would have never put together (the outfit I styled from their current wardrobe) and they LOVE it.” Nothing feels better or tells me I did a good job than those words. It makes me feel so proud. It shows me that their style is their own, and I’m just putting the pieces together in a new way. I think the thing that sets me apart is that I come from a place of kindness and joy in my work. This profession can be very judgmental and no one likes feeling that way. So, I focus on what is true and honest all while making them feel good.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
Oh, I love this question. And yes of course, My mom, she was my first client and has always been a huge cheerleader for me. I used to re-style up her suits by mixing and matching different blazers with skirts and pants for new outfits. And I just remember how my ability to do that blew her away. In the early days (we’re talking when I was in high school) I totally just blew it off and assumed everyone knew how to put together new outfits like that. But, she was right. Everyone doesn’t know how to do it, well at least the way I do. It’s my gift and I love getting to share it with others. Especially because my clients can get more wears out of the clothes they spend a lot of their hard-earned money on.
And I’d also love to shout out the Junior League of Kansas City, MO. I joined JLCKMO about a year before I opened my business, and it was also a huge part of my success in Kansas City. I’ve been able to make incredible relationships with the women, spread the message of what I do, and I’ve thankfully had their support too!
I’m thankful for those that follow my Instagram and blog and have reached out for my styling services too. It’s been such a blast! I couldn’t be happier.
- Closet Edit $575
- Virtual Personal Shopping $575
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.c4styling.com
- Instagram: @c4styling
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/C4Styling
- Other: www.sophisticaited.com
Photo 5 – Jana Marie Photography Photo 6 – Bianca Beck Photography Photo 7 – Paul Versluis Photography Photo 8 – Beth Grimm Photography